Why is film #7621295 not digitized?
The film contains birth records for Johnson Co., IL in 2 volumes - Birth record v. 1 1878-1887 and Birth index v. 2 1887-1974. Is the reason they are not digitized because the birth index for v. 2 contains records up to 1974 and for privacy issues? If so, is there a way that Birth record v. 1 could be separated into its own digitized film?
Áine Ní Donnghaile ✭✭✭✭✭
All microfilm has now been digitized. The film reel icon now means that the records are not available online. In this case, probably because Vol 2 has such modern records that they are protected for privacy reasons.2
Julia Szent-Györgyi ✭✭✭✭✭
FamilySearch has greatly tightened online record access enforcement since 2017, securely locking all of the back doors and removing access to many images. I think it was at least partly a response to the GDPR (the stringent European privacy law).1
@Sue Neale_1, just wanted to add a short note of explanation. One can always determine if a film has been digitized by noticing if there is a DGS number. I see that they are calling it an "Image Group Number" with "DGS" below it, in the Catalog. As @Áine Ní Donnghaile said, above, all microfilm have been digitized; however, it's nice to be able to verify that by seeing the DGS numbers.0
Somehow this film was visible online back in July 2017 because I was able to view and download an image from the film.0
I didn't see the 2 replies (1 on Feb. 22 & 1 on Feb. 24) until today. I just happened to check my "Spam" folder in webmail and found both of these replies. Thank you for your responses.0